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U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Wants Cuts to Missile-defense

15.2.2009 - Defense News
Confronted by two costly wars and a collapsing economy, the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee is preparing to trim military spending on weapons, committee chairman Sen. Carl Levin said Jan. 30.

"We are going to cut weapons systems," Levin said during a news conference in an ornate Armed Services Committee hearing room.


Levin declined to name specific weapons that are likely to be on the chopping block.

But he said "I'd love to see" cuts to the missile-defense program. Too much money has been spent on missile defense systems before adequate, realistic testing has been done, he said.


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